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Arapahoe Basin closing Sunday

Arapahoe Basin Ski Area announced Tuesday it will close for the season this Sunday.

"This was a very tough decision. Sometimes Mother Nature tells us it is time and, sadly, it is time to close," said Alan Henceroth, Arapahoe Basin COO.

A-Basin had one of its earliest openings on record on October 13, 2011 and by Sunday will have been open for 207 days.

There will be a final weekend party. On Saturday, there's the Huck, Rock and Roll slopestyle event in the Treeline Terrain Park beginning at 10 a.m. Participants will compete for a chance to win cash prizes, sponsor gear and a RAMP snowboard. John Truscelli and the Stolen Band will begin a free concert at 1 p.m. in the base area. A-Basin will also be holding a luau and pig roast on Saturday. On Sunday, enjoy live music in the base area from 1-4 p.m.

Arapahoe Basin will hold its inaugural Chili Festival on Saturday, May 19 and its Festival of the Brewpubs on May 27, with free live music in the base area. A full calendar of summer events are also planned. For more information on A-Basin events and closing day weekend, visit www.arapahoebasin.com or call 1-888-ARAPAHOE.


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